Surgical tools used by Dr. Newsom Jones Pittman of Tarboro, believed to have served in the North Carolina infantry brigade.
Man recovering from leprosy--horrible!
Ships Medicine Chest, England, 1836 Collection: Powerhouse Museum
Preserved tattooed skin from Japan
This amputating set belonged to Gustav Weber, who served as surgeon general of Ohio during the Civil War and founded St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. c. 1861-1862
1730 Dutch Apothecary's Cabinet at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. It's veneered with walnut and olive wood in oak core; contents are complete with a myriad of porcelain and glass containers.
Doctor's kit from the American Civil War (scissors missing) belonged to Jean Baptiste Drogba, a.k.a "Papa Legba"
One of the most striking features in Ventress is the large, stained glass window commemorating the University Grays, a Confederate unit from the Civil War era. The unit was made up entirely by Ole Miss students — none of whom ever returned from the Battle of Gettysburg. The 100% casualty rate gives a chilling spin to the picturesque building. The hauntingly beautiful glass window depicts Confederate Grays heading off to the war, memorializing the young lives lost in the Confederate war…